Jun 09

Accidents do happen

by in Pre Trip

xray of Sheila's broken noseFriday Sheila collided with a door jamb at full tilt and broke her nose! She’s fine and is able to ride but it’s a shock to the system and an energy drain. To make a long story short, she was running to catch a phone call and slammed face-first  into a door jam! There was instantly much blood-letting, but she quickly iced the wound and staunched the flow. Then she spent two  hours at Group Health finally getting the x-ray you see. The break is that little crooked bit near the end of her beak bone. Now she’s using lots of ice and Ibuprofen. She slept sitting up last night. It’s swollen and bruised but not too bad, considering. It shouldn’t interfere with our final weekend of training.

The up side is we may have this sort of thing out of the way, so hopefully there won’t be any more “accidents” for this trip!

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2 Responses to “Accidents do happen”

  1. From George Draffan:

    Sheesh! Hope it’s healing fast! Bon voyage!

    Posted on Jun 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm #
  2. From Wendy Lippmann:

    Ow! Hope the trauma fades quickly.
    To encourage resiliency in healing, stick your (clean) fingers gently up your nose to stretch the scar tissue! Seriously! Love ya!

    Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm #